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« on: May 16, 2003, 03:35:27 PM »

Here is something I stumbled across on the internet. Any comments/thoughts on it? I will write something later when I have time.

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My Dear Child:

I just wanted to remind you today of how beautiful you are because there is a father of lies who will try to deceive you. He will try to tell you that you are not good enough, not attractive enough, not thin enough, Not strong enough, not smart enough, not righteous enough, and that you are simply unimportant to Me.

He will try to tell you that you have broken one too many promises, that you have fallen one too many times, that you have lived one too many lies, and that you've been going in the wrong direction so long that it is pointless to turn back now.

But guess what?

YOU DO NOT BELONG TO HIM.

HE IS NOT YOUR father. I AM.

You see, you are My creation. My workmanship. You have been borne of My thought, every part of you placed together by My hands. You have My thumbprint upon you. You are a princess/prince, did you know that?

You are My child, the child of THE King! I look at you and see a precious, priceless pearl. There is no ocean I would not swim, no mountain I would not climb, no price I would not pay to have you and to be with you and call you my own.

I already have. I have done all that I could, given all that there is. I desire to be with you every moment of every day.

How I long for you to talk to Me every day. My love for you never grows cold. My promises are never broken (contrary to what he might lead you to believe). My character never changes. And you, my child have been made in My image.

I love you dearly, unconditionally and completely. I understand every emotion that you have. I've been there. I count every tear that you cry. I know every hair on your head. And do you know what? I even know your weaknesses and your failures and your fears. I know those hidden parts of you that you wish would go away.

Those dark corners of your world that you stuff deep down, praying that no one will ever see. I have already seen them and they will not change my love for you. Nothing will. I love your heart and I desire all of it. I just wanted to remind you today of how beautiful you are and how precious you are to Me.

With Unmeasurable Love,

Your Heavenly Father

-- Author Unknown
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2003, 10:51:15 PM »

I have a sort of innate aversion to this sort of thing, which seems to me to be putting words in God's mouth.

I don't see anything at all in the whole thing about the need for repentance. It just seems like a smarmy extension of Just As I Am.

Hope I haven't offended anyone by expressing this opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2003, 11:05:33 PM »

I agree with you, Linus.  The "god" who speaks herein says just what we want and expect him to say from our imaginations, not what he actually would say necessarily.  A nice story for children perhaps.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2003, 11:08:57 PM »

I should have told you both that I got this off of a Protestant site. Does it make sense to you now?
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2003, 07:26:30 PM »

I should have told you both that I got this off of a Protestant site. Does it make sense to you now?

I actually figured as much. It sure doesn't sound Orthodox!
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